Welcome to the official travel guide for the capital of Greenland

Nuuk is the capital of Greenland, balancing commerce and culture with fresh air and stunning views. Nuuk's embrace of both the traditional and modern can be seen in the city's dynamic cultural life and way of life. The city bursts with local entrepreneurs, nature oriented foods and sustainable activities, that makes this city an ideal destination for eco tourists.

While Nuuk hosts a distinctly urban feel (despite its small size), nature is never far. The iconic mountains of Quassussuaq/Lille Malene and Ukusisaat/Store Malene can be tackled on a hike just outside of downtown. It's not long after departing Nuuk Harbour that the fjord transitions to a true wilderness of snow-capped mountains and barren islands.

Colourful Nuuk

Maybe you wonder, what is Nuuk actually like? What are the people like? What does it look like? What can you do here? What does "Colourful" even refer to?

Well, stop wondering and click the video on the left. In this light hearted clip the people of Nuuk give you a tour around town so you learn exactly what you can expect and get an impression of why, we call it Colourful Nuuk.

@colourful_nuuk Instagram

  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    #Nuuk is actually quite spread out to there the nature allows man to build. That also means that there can be a need for transport - here you can choose to take the busses from #nuupbussii. And since the busses drive in circular routes it is also an easy way to get a round-trip of the city. If you need a bit more fast transport you can choose the two taxi companies - #nuuktaxi and #taxagut. Thanks for a great picture @thesusan #colourfulnuuk #ilovegreenland #greenlandpioneer #Greenland ...
  • @nunafoto is hitting Colourful Nuuk spot on. There's so many reasons why we call Nuuk #colourfulnuuk. Beside our beautiful coloured houses it's actually a reference to the diversity in the city. Buildings like this can be seen all over town and especially Mosquito Valley is know for small, traditional Greenlandic styled houses. Also @airbnb is very big in Nuuk, so you can even get to love in these charmers. Happy colour-hunting :) #colourfulnuuk #street #streetview #house #home #instahome ...
  • Nuuk Centrum
    Nuuk Centrum
    Look who we found dazing around in the snow during Easter! His best travel tip to #colourfulnuuk is: bring treats and petting gloves :D #greenlandpioneer #ilovegreenland #ilovenuuk #greenland #arctic #nuuk #visitnuuk #nuuktourism #doggo #instadog #chill #naptime #travellikealocal #localtraveltip #livelikealocal
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    Spring is just around the corner in #Greenland! The snow is starting to melt under the sun and that means boat-season is closing in! With the second biggest fjord system in the world #nuuk offers vast opportunities for the #adventurous. Visit the settlement of #kapisillit, explore the summer village of #qoornoq or try out the restaurant @qooqqutnuan in #Qooqqut. There are many experienced companies to take you on #adventure like @arcticboatcharter @tupilaktravel @vhdesign_vagnhansen and many ...
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    It's Friday, time for our local traveling tip. This time it is Aima and Najaaraq, they say: In Nuuk you are allowed to play everywhere :) Thank you Aima and Najaaraq! #colourfulnuuk #greenlandpioneer #traveltips #local #colourfulkids #playing #nuuk #greenland
  • Did you know that this winter has had five times more snow than usually? @nunafoto has been out finding popping colours in the snowy city - #colourfulnuuk in front of Mount Sermitsiaq #colourfulnuuk #house #home #instahome #igtravel #instatravel #nuuk #ilovenuuk #arctic #local #architecture #greenland #greenlandpioneer #alliceland #ilovegreenland #sermitsiaq #Regrann #explore #greenland #arctic #earth_escape
  • Nuuk is a city filled with contrasts - like the statue of The Mother of the Sea that represents the traditional lore of Greenland with the modern #Nuukcenter shopping mall in the back ground. We love the picture @inkerija - get a tour around the city and get introduced to its fascinating story with #nuukcitytours, #Nuuktoursgreenland and @tupilaktravel #nuuk #colourfulnuuk #greenland #greenlandpioneer #photography #artistinresidence #statue #art #north #frontier #snow #winter #ice #nuuk ...
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    Time for our Friday local tip to #colourfulnuuk . Today's tip is from @piparpaloopa . She says: "@katuaq.culture.house has its exhibitions, go and have a look and thereafter go to the cafรฉ and have a nice cup of hot chocolate and their delicious bun. What I like about Katuaq is that it is cultural but also multicultural." Thank you very much for sharing, Pipaluk :) #greenland #colourfulnuuk #nuuk #local #travel #traveltips #greenlandpioneer
  • Sermitsiaq is our local icon and if you follow the #crosscountry trail in the wintee you pass the gorgeous view and why not share it with your best friends like @dorit_olsen :) The trail goes also passes the old turf hut #nuukillu that @nunafoto can tell you much more about. Not keen on taking a winter hike alone - then book a guide with @nuukadventures or @tupilaktravel #colourfulnuuk #Greenland #nuuk #nuukyorkcity #livelikealocal #ilovegreenland #greenlandpioneer #beapioneer #travel #explore ...
  • Nuuk Kolonihavn
    Nuuk Kolonihavn
    Who wouldn't love to sit and watch a view like this? :) #nuuk #colourfulnuuk #greenlandpioneer #greenland #ilovegreenland #greenlandtoday #sea #view #beautiful #peaceful
  • Katuaq
    Katuaq
    Thank you for a great Multi-Kulti Nuuk event! It has been such a treat to discover all the different ethnicities and cultures living here in Nuuk ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผhope to see you next year ๐Ÿ˜Š #multikultiNuuk #colourfulnuuk #nuuk #greenlandpioneer #greenland @sermersooq
  • Katuaq
    Katuaq
    The Danish stall with Danish snacks and sweets. And also you can hear about Danish film history ๐ŸŽฌ #multikultiNuuk #colourfulnuuk #nuuk #greenlandpioneer #greenland @sermersooq
  • Katuaq
    Katuaq
    French delicaties like croissants, foie gras and quiche ๐Ÿ˜‹ #multikultiNuuk #colourfulnuuk #nuuk #greenlandpioneer #greenland @sermersooq

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